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Remembering Dr. Roger Slatt

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Dr. Roger Slatt passed February 22. Dr. Slatt served as the Director of the School from 2000 to 2006. He later became the Director of the Institute of Reservoir Characterization and the Gungoll Family Chair of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics. Dr. Slatt was on over 150 student committees, many of which he chaired.

Dr. Slatt cherished his students and always saw the potential they had to become brilliant geoscientists and engaged members of their communities. He made an important impact not only on the students, alumni, School, College and University but also the industry and field. He will be greatly missed by all, but his legacy will be carried on through his students' work. A memorial for Dr. Slatt will be held later this spring. We will share that information once details become available.

We invite you to share your memories of Dr. Slatt and what he meant to you at We will ensure your messages are delivered to his family.

New Grad Field Trip

In September, The School of Geosciences held a new graduate student field trip to introduce 16 new graduate students to Oklahoma geology, and to each other. The trip stops included basement outcrops of Oklahoma, structures, sedimentation and hydrogeology in the Arbuckles, igneous rocks and structures in the Wichita Mountains and finally Permian red beds in western Oklahoma. Faculty members Heather Bedle, Brett Carpenter, Andy Elwood Madden, and Lynn and Mike Soreghan were along to discuss local geology at the stops, and Dr. Jon Price (an OU alum and now the chair at MSU Texas) also led the students through the Wichitas.  PhD students Fola Kolawole, David Duarte, and Emilio Torres also provided insight at stops related to their dissertation work.  We hope to continue the tradition on a yearly basis and are already planning the 2020 trip. If you are interested in supporting this trip, please contact us.  

OU Field Camp Video